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June 07, 2017 - 7:03 am
President Trump has named the man he wants to take over as FBI director. The president this morning used Twitter to announce Christopher A. Wray as his pick to replace James Comey. JUST IN: President Trump announces on Twitter he will be nominating Christopher A. Wray as new FBI director pic...
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June 07, 2017 - 6:16 am
Eric Trump says critics of his father are ``not even people.'' President Donald Trump's son told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday that he's ``never seen hatred like this'' and ``morals have flown out the window'' when it comes to attacks against his father. Eric Trump took special aim at the...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Jimmy Gomez For Congress campaign shows California state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in Los Angeles. Two Democrats, Gomez who is Hispanic, and one Korean-American, Robert Lee Ahn, are in a Tuesday, June 6, 2017, runoff for a U.S. House seat that is testing the boundaries of racial politics. (Mary Hodge/Jimmy Gomez For Congress Campaign via AP, File)
June 07, 2017 - 2:46 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is known as a trendsetter, but in politics it can often embrace the expected. A Hispanic legislator backed by the Democratic Party and powerful labor unions easily won Tuesday's election to a vacant U.S. House seat in Southern California, after turning back a spirited...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Jimmy Gomez For Congress campaign shows California state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in Los Angeles. Two Democrats, Gomez who is Hispanic, and one Korean-American, Robert Lee Ahn, are in a Tuesday, June 6, 2017, runoff for a U.S. House seat that is testing the boundaries of racial politics. (Mary Hodge/Jimmy Gomez For Congress Campaign via AP, File)
June 07, 2017 - 2:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was no surprise in the outcome of a U.S. House race in Southern California. State legislator Jimmy Gomez easily claimed the vacant 34th Congressional District seat in a race with fellow Democrat and self-proclaimed outsider Robert Lee Ahn. The 42-year-old Gomez came to the...
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In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017 photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. A nonprofit issues group is labeling James Comey a political "showboat" in an advertisement set to air on television Thursday, the day the former FBI director testifies on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 07, 2017 - 2:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With fired FBI Director James Comey's highly anticipated congressional testimony just a day away, the White House and its allies are scrambling for ways to offset potential damage. Asked Tuesday about the testimony, President Donald Trump was tight-lipped: "I wish him luck," he...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2005 file photo, a taco truck stands across the street from a strip mall with stores displaying signs in English, Korean and Spanish in Los Angeles' Koreatown. In the ethnically diverse 34th Congressional district, two Democrats - Jimmy Gomez who is Hispanic and Robert Lee Ahn who is Korean-American - are in a Tuesday, June 6, 2017, runoff for a U.S. House seat that is testing the boundaries of racial politics. (AP Photo/Ann Johansson, File)
June 07, 2017 - 12:43 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state legislator backed by the Democratic establishment and supporters of Bernie Sanders widened his lead in a runoff election Tuesday to fill a vacant U.S. House seat in Southern California, returns showed. Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez grabbed a 14-point lead over attorney and...
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June 07, 2017 - 12:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the runoff election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat in Southern California (all times local): 10:15 p.m. State legislator Jimmy Gomez is widening his edge in early returns in a runoff election for an open U.S. House seat in Southern California. A tally of mail-in...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to reporters during a news conference, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback promised early Tuesday, June 6, to veto an income tax increase approved by the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature to fix the cash-strapped state’s budget and meet a court mandate on funding for public schools. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
June 06, 2017 - 11:18 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators Tuesday night repudiated the tax-cutting experiment that brought Gov. Sam Brownback national attention, with even fellow Republicans voting to override his veto of plan reversing many of the income tax reductions he's championed in recent years as a way to fix...
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Republican gubernatorial candidate and New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno greets supporters outside the Church of the Precious Blood Parish Center before she cast her vote in the state's primary election, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Monmouth Beach, N.J. (Thomas P. Costello/The Asbury Park Press via AP)
June 06, 2017 - 11:16 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the New Jersey primary races for governor (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is congratulating his top deputy for her primary win while taking a shot at her Democratic opponent, a former Goldman Sachs executive. Christie...
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In this March 20, 2017 photo, FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Comey’s appearance Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee is one of the most anticipated congressional hearings in years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 06, 2017 - 10:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey's appearance Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee, during which he's expected to describe his encounters with President Donald Trump in the weeks before he was fired as FBI director, is one of the most anticipated congressional hearings in years. Trump has...
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